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George Grant Books

02 September 2019 - 10:25 AM

Has anyone read all three George Grant books? Are they each very different? Which is best for all purpose woven hackle, woven body, grant style body (pins, mono over patterned feather)?

Help identifying my new-found rod...

24 August 2019 - 02:54 PM

Wowee zowee, I am the proud new owner of a Thomas & Thomas graphite flyrod, purchased at an estate sale today, you don't want to know for how little... But I'm having trouble identifying it further. Can anyone help?

The marking says (in cursive writing), Thomas & Thomas 8'6" / 7 No 1005. It's a dark gray blank with burgundy wraps, small (weathered) cigar shaped cork, wood reel seat with aluminum reel seat components. Great shape, albeit a little scuffed.

Of course I know the 8'6" is the length and I assume the 7 is the weight. But I have no clue what the "No 1005" means or what approx. year or model the rod might be...

I'm thrilled because it's something I'd never in a million years buy myself new, or even used retail. But I have one now, and I'm smiling big. Please forgive my ridiculousness.

Happy 4th

04 July 2019 - 07:20 AM

I'll be taking this one in from Nashville, on a road trip around the South with my kids.

Pardon the sentimentality, but here's something I read this morning I thought worth sharing, that sums it up pretty nicely without picking sides in this great battle of freedom...

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth. It is an idea which hasnt been disproved yet, a song the words of which have not gone bad.

E.B. White

Scouting for Trout Fishing Towns in the Southeast

14 June 2019 - 12:10 AM

I'll be taking a few road trips this summer to explore the South a bit and also to scout for future trout fishing destinations.  I'm hoping to find some beautiful places I can wade fish for trout and enjoy the tranquility of fly fishing in a trout stream, hopefully (but not necessarily) from a town I can take my non-fishing family to and have them enjoy as well.  I've already marked Townsend, Tennessee on my map.  Any other towns in the Southeast that people might recommend?

Much thanks in advance.


07 May 2019 - 12:00 PM

A big beauty supply store in my neighborhood is going out of business and they have probably 50 different types of kanekalon for deep discount sale in hundreds of colors.

Is all kanekalon created equally? I'm going to using it for small baitfish (fresh & salt), shrimp, and crab patterns, maybe also for the tail end of deer hair poppers, not big game stuff.

Any advice from those in the know would be appreciated.